Piedmont Yoga

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Piedmont Yoga has MOVED from its old location in north Oakland and now presents our programs in four venues across the East Bay! Piedmont Yoga has become known for our in-depth, comprehensive training programs and events that demonstrate our deep commitment to developing diverse generations of socially engaged, compassionate yoga teachers and students. Our programs appeal to both the beginning practitioner as well as advanced students who want to actively apply the principles and teachings of yoga to inform our actions and choices in the world. To ensure that yoga is shared with as many communities as possible, our trainings and events take place in several partner venues across the East Bay! Piedmont Yoga is not about "yoga as usual" - defined by a piece of real estate, pressured to increase prices, sell yoga merchandise, or promote yoga cultures that feel homogenous or exclusionary, all the things that yoga studios are often forced to eventually do in order to "make the numbers work" in a market-driven, commercialized economic model. Instead, we realized that the most vital, exciting and compelling aspect of Piedmont Yoga is our shared commitment to practicing yoga as a tool for effective social engagement and the building of compassionate communities. Piedmont Yoga is "out in the world," taught rigorously by gifted, caring and attentive teachers. Our teaching is shared with EVERYONE regardless of ability to pay. In that spirit, Piedmont Yoga invites you to join us in our evolution of yoga away from the rarified. Let's create a new, actively engaged, more equitable, more diverse, creative and vibrant future for yoga, together. To learn more go to: http://www.piedmontyoga.com/#!about-us/cyqc or visit our homepage: www.piedmontyoga.com

Mission: Piedmont Yoga's vitality is grounded in our shared commitment to a world view that sees yoga is a socially and personally transformative tool. Piedmont Yoga is "out in the world," taught in locations across the East Bay by rigorous, gifted, community-minded teachers. At Piedmont Yoga, many of our programs are offered on a donation or even free basis by highly trained and experienced teachers, so that yoga is accessible to EVERYONE, regardless of ability to pay. Piedmont Yoga is definitely not about "yoga as usual" - ie, defined as a piece of real estate. or as an "aspiration brand." We refuse to be pressured to increase prices, sell yoga merchandise, or promote yoga cultures that feel homogenous or exclusionary -- all the things that yoga studios are often forced to eventually do in order to "make the numbers work" in a market-driven, commercialized economic model. Instead, we are part of an exciting wave of yoga hubs that are breaking the mold of the "yoga studio" and helping to create the future of American yoga - one that is based on inclusiveness, compassion and dignity for all. In that spirit, Piedmont Yoga invites you to join us in this evolution of yoga away from the rarified, so that we can create a new, actively engaged, more equitable, more diverse, creative future for yoga. Read more about us here: http://www.piedmontyoga.com/#!about-us/cyqc and visit our homepage: www.PiedmontYoga.com

Piedmont Yoga Studio's cover photo
12/15/2018

Piedmont Yoga Studio's cover photo

Piedmont Yoga Studio's cover photo
12/15/2018

Piedmont Yoga Studio's cover photo

Yoga and Social Justice
02/22/2018

Yoga and Social Justice

Join us for our POC Spiritual Justice Immersion and learn how Spiritual Practice can help support our Social Justice work

Join us for our regular Friday community class at Oakland Yoga Studio 6:30-7:30pm
07/13/2017

Join us for our regular Friday community class at Oakland Yoga Studio 6:30-7:30pm

Keep this in your heart today...
06/04/2017

Keep this in your heart today...

One day to go!If you haven't signed up yet for this weekend's gathering, click below to register!  A rare opportunity to...
06/02/2017
2nd Annual Yoga + Social Justice Conference

One day to go!
If you haven't signed up yet for this weekend's gathering, click below to register!
A rare opportunity to hear and learn from practice leaders across many field disciplines as they combine strong spiritual practice with values of social justice and community transformation:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-yoga-social-justice-conference-tickets-32701618421

"Building Our Communities" - A rare opportunity to hear and learn from practice leaders across many field disciplines as they combine strong spiritual practice with values of social justice and community transformation …

05/30/2017

Laila Mehta, Phiroozeh Petigara, Nicole Godreau and Dominique Cowling present a workshop on:

What is Spiritual Justice?

Four practitioners share ways that spiritual practice enhances social justice and community work. If your work involves helping or teaching others, whether as an advocate, clinician, community worker or caregiver, this workshop will provide you with helpful tips and an inclusive community of support.

On Saturday, June 3, Ericka Huggins & Lama Rod Owens teach the theme: "Beloved Body as She Sits in Beloved Community"htt...
05/29/2017

On Saturday, June 3, Ericka Huggins & Lama Rod Owens teach the theme:
"Beloved Body as She Sits in Beloved Community"
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-yoga-social-justice-conference-tickets-32701618421

Don't miss this exceptional opportunity on how to "embody" a spiritual practice in a supportive, affirmative and inclusive setting.

Two of our foremost teachers share their combined knowledge to help you create change, inside and out. Donation based. Join us!

If you are a social worker, teacher, therapist, health care or community services worker seeking new ways to help your p...
05/27/2017
2nd Annual Yoga + Social Justice Conference

If you are a social worker, teacher, therapist, health care or community services worker seeking new ways to help your patients and clients, come to our June 3-4 Yoga+Social Justice Conference in Berkeley.

You will leave with new insights and tools for others and for your self care as well. A rare opportunity to build your community of support. Meet others with common vision and values. All donation-based.
Learn more and reserve your place at -
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-yoga-social-justice-conference-tickets-32701618421

Theme: Building Spiritual Communities of Love, Learning, & Liberation
A rare opportunity to learn from teachers across several disciplines as they combine strong spiritual practice with their values of social justice and community transformation.

Enjoy your weekend!
05/20/2017

Enjoy your weekend!

Keep this in your heart today.Feel free to share with friends as a reminder!
05/17/2017

Keep this in your heart today.
Feel free to share with friends as a reminder!

Don't miss the opportunity to learn from Ericka Huggins, nationally renowned teacher, poet and social justice activist, ...
05/16/2017
Ericka Huggins | Independent Lens | PBS

Don't miss the opportunity to learn from Ericka Huggins, nationally renowned teacher, poet and social justice activist, at our 2nd Annual Yoga + Social Justice Conference! It's a whole weekend of sessions -- rare chances to participate, meet and learn from the some of most thoughtful activist practitioners today.

Be inspired by Ericka with this PBS Independent Lens interview and join us at our June 3-4 conference:

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/videos/former-black-panther-ericka-huggins/

Register for the conference at PiedmontYoga.com - Donation based so that cost isn't an obstacle to all who are interested. Come join us!

Ericka Huggins shares her admiration for the young women leading the Black Lives Matter movement and offers advice to the young activists of today.

Zenju Earthlynn Manuel is our June 4 keynote for our 2nd Annual Yoga + Social Justice gathering. Join us at Ed Roberts C...
05/15/2017

Zenju Earthlynn Manuel is our June 4 keynote for our 2nd Annual Yoga + Social Justice gathering. Join us at Ed Roberts Center in Berkeley to hear this wonderful teacher. Let's practice "the beloved community" together! Donation based, but registration required, conference starts June 3: PiedmontYoga.com

"Today we must learn to see for ourselves. It is not enough to use our meditation practices to calm our nerves or quiet our children. We must use our developing capacities to see who we are as a people and discover our place in easing the suffering in the world."

From "Meditation, Ancient Civilizations, and Seeing Others" by Zenju Earthlynn Manuel.

On Saturday, June 3 our 2nd Annual Yoga + Social Justice Conference opens with a keynote by Lama Rod Owens, social activ...
05/13/2017

On Saturday, June 3 our 2nd Annual Yoga + Social Justice Conference opens with a keynote by Lama Rod Owens, social activist and co-author of the nationally acclaimed book "Radical Dharma."

Join us as Lama Rod talks about Building Spiritual Communities of Love, Learning and Liberation. Register for our donation-based conference at PiedmontYoga.com!

Yoga for The Resistance – Green Tree Yoga & Meditation
05/11/2017
Yoga for The Resistance – Green Tree Yoga & Meditation

Yoga for The Resistance – Green Tree Yoga & Meditation

How can an integrated yoga practice contribute to our self-care? What is the relationship between self-care, and care for others (i.e. spiritual justice)? How can spiritual justice orient us toward dismantling systems of oppression?

Revolutionary Hope: A Conversation Between James...
05/05/2017
Revolutionary Hope: A Conversation Between James...

Revolutionary Hope: A Conversation Between James...

Revolutionary Hope: A Conversation Between James Baldwin and Audre Lorde JB: One of the dangers of being a Black American is being schizophrenic, and I mean ‘schizophrenic’ in the most literal sense....

05/04/2017
BBC News India

BBC News India

Bend it like granny!

The ninety-eight year-old Nanammal continues to practice and teach yoga in Tamil Nadu.

Let's keep Dr. King's words in our hearts as we each do our part in putting the world back together again."Power without...
11/12/2016

Let's keep Dr. King's words in our hearts as we each do our part in putting the world back together again.

"Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.

Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love."

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

11/11/2016

Join us for a
Post-Election Deep Healing Restorative Yoga Practice
Sunday November 13th, 5-7pm

This is a free event. Let's be in community together - not to find answers but to sit together in the spirit of assurance and belonging.

Post-Election Deep Healing Restorative Yoga Practice
Sunday, November 13th, 5-7pm
at Oakland Yoga Studio
4 Yosemite Ave (off Piedmont Ave) Oakland.

In these uncertain times we are grateful to our community of students who are sharing wisdoms such as this quote from To...
11/11/2016

In these uncertain times we are grateful to our community of students who are sharing wisdoms such as this quote from Toni Morrison.

We will continue to do our work. We will stay in community. We will keep focus on creating a more just, giving and compassionate world, together.

11/09/2016
Meditation: The Revolution Within facilitated by Ericka Huggins - Oakland

Reeling from the reality of the elections. For those of us in the Bay Area this may be what we all need tonight - an opportunity to sit in community.

https://oakland.impacthub.net/event/meditation-the-revolution-within-facilitated-by-ericka-huggins/

Events Meditation: The Revolution Within facilitated by Ericka Huggins November 9 | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm | Ashara Ekundayo “In this hour together we will sit quietly as I did each day when I was incarcerated. The power of silence and recognition brings us into a greater connection with our great selve...

http://www.piedmontyoga.com/piedmont-yoga-facultyIf social justice is important to you, come learn how a yoga and medita...
09/21/2016

http://www.piedmontyoga.com/piedmont-yoga-faculty

If social justice is important to you, come learn how a yoga and meditation practice can keep you calm, balanced and supported while you do the work that is helping change the world!

Our teachers are activists, educators, and community workers who understand the importance of a spiritual practice for everyday life. Become part of our supportive learning community!

http://www.piedmontyoga.com/piedmont-yoga-teacher-training-…Interested in building your yoga and meditation practice?  C...
09/21/2016

http://www.piedmontyoga.com/piedmont-yoga-teacher-training-…

Interested in building your yoga and meditation practice? Come to our Open House in north Oakland this Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm and learn about our upcoming 8-month yoga training!

One student's review ---
"Community doesn't just happen by doing a lot of asana together; rather, it grows through conversation. Our conversations took different forms and encompassed many topics - physical, emotional, spiritual, and metaphysical. Practicing together and discussing all realms of our experience ignited our community."

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3966 Piedmont Ave
Oakland, CA
94611

Disregard the pin on this map! Piedmont Yoga has MOVED from our old location. Now our trainings, workshops and programs are 4 NEW LOCATIONS across the East Bay! For a list and directions to our new locations, visit: http://www.piedmontyoga.com/#!locations/c1rje

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